Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his delight after his side were drawn against Manchester United in the Europa League Round of 16.
Liverpool and Man United were drawn together on Friday, meaning they will face each other for the first time in European competition.
The first leg, at Anfield, will take place on 10th March, with the return fixture at Old Trafford on 17th March. Klopp insisted he was looking to draw United.
“It’s great. We deserve these games,” he said.
“It’s not easy. I told my staff yesterday that I wanted Manchester United.”
Louis van Gaal has taken his fair share of flak in recent months but he has an excellent record against Liverpool, securing four wins out of four since he took charge of the club.
As far as United supporters are concerned, games don’t get much bigger than Liverpool and it would be fantastic to get one over the fierce rivals in Europe. The hope is that injured players such as David de Gea, Chris Smalling and Anthony Martial are back in time for the clash.